First Lady Melania Trump howled with rage after the mere mention of her son Barron’s name during an impeachment hearing in the House. But now she is hypocritically approving of her husband attacking Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month, constitutional law professor Pamela Karlan cleverly pointed out that President Donald Trump does not have the power to do anything he wants by mentioning Barron’s name via a pun. She said:
“He can name his son Barron. He cannot make him a baron.”
That’s absolutely true, and was not an actual attack on the president’s son. But Melania threw a hissy fit anyway.
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
Again, Karlan did nothing wrong and she made a valid point.
Of course, just this week, her husband openly attacked 16-year-old Thunberg for being chosen as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
This is clear bullying of a child, yet Melania has no problem with it according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham:
“BeBest is the First Lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children. It is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate differently — as most married couples do. Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 13, 2019
As a minor child, Thunberg also deserves privacy and should not have to worry about being bullied, especially by the president. Melania’s hypocrisy was immediately shredded online.
Melania Trump on Friday defended Trump for mocking Greta Thunberg, explaining that the 16-year-old climate activist is a public figure while the president’s 13-year-old son is a private individual who “deserves” to be left out of the public eye. Despicable like the rest of them.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) December 14, 2019
— Susan Steckov (@SusanSsteckov) December 14, 2019
*some limitations may apply https://t.co/jE0AI66yVQ
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) December 14, 2019
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 13, 2019
“Communicate differently”… uh huh.
They speak exactly the same language.
It’s called, “hypocrisy”.
Self serving, convenient and selective outrage, language.
Language that accomplishes one thing, and one thing only: advancing their own interests.
No daylight between them here. pic.twitter.com/gvnhRl9hOc
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) December 13, 2019
Two people unqualified for their roles.
— Denise Shearin (@DeniseShearin) December 13, 2019
So …. who cares if someone else’s minor child is bullied by the President. Got it. #BeBestMyAss
— Katherine “Never Over It” Robinson (@KMR31871) December 13, 2019
Frankly, this hypocrisy makes Barron fair game. You can’t whine and complain about someone merely mentioning your son’s name and then turn around and ignore the real bullying of a child. Melania Trump should be ashamed of herself. This isn’t #BeBest, it’s #BeWorst.
For further context, check out this video of the First Lady talking about how she wants her “issue” to be “anti-bullying”:
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